Bill Nighy, who lives alone and finds sleeping difficult, says he passes the time by watching YouTube clips of Christopher Walken on his phone – when he isn’t working, that is.
About Time by Richard Curtis and with Bill Nighy is about to have its release in the UK and there are lots of news items about it floading the internet. Here are some handpicked ones.
The Huffington Post has a great interview with Bill Nighy about the film, and how it made him think about his own life: Bill Nighy Calls Richard Curtis Rom-Com ‘About Time’ His Own Wake-Up Call
BBC News has a very nice article about About Time.
And for those interested, here are some good stills from About time.
British actor Bill Nighy says he was offered the role of the Doctor, but he turned it down because it “comes with too much baggage.”
Just imagine what that could have been like, Bill Nighy as Dr. Who. Well that is not going to happen, but Bill Nighy did feature in one of the Dr. Who episodes of series 5 about Vincent van Gogh.
[You can still get it here: Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 4]
Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy are reunited again in new rom-com About Time. And how can that not be a good thing? Add to that the talented Domhnall Gleeson and I think we finally have another rom-com worth seeing. And the Independent and The Telegraph not slaughtering the film, I think we have something to look forward too.
Bill Nighy – is singing again! This time it is for the Starlight Charity. Bill is donating all of his royalties from the Arthur Christmas song which will help Starlight brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children. Here are the links to download the songs from Amazon en iTunes:
Please download the song – you’ll have a singing Bill and are supporting a great cause.
Spread the word and happy holidays!
Page Eight with Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Rachel Weisz will be airing on Sunday 28th of August on BBC1, 9pm BST. Don’t miss it!!
Catch Bill on BBC7: Bill Nighy in Medical Detectives – Death in the Parish
- Mon 6 Sep 2010 11:15 BBC Radio 7
- Mon 6 Sep 2010 21:15 BBC Radio 7
- Tue 7 Sep 2010 02:15 BBC Radio 7
And on Listen Again for up till a week after the broadcast.
Francis Wyndam’s three subtle stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those living in town and country…
1.The Facts of Life
Young Newton never settled at the school, then he has to see the
headmaster about a rather delicate subject…
Read by Bill Nighy
Producer Duncan Minshull.
Tuesday the 10th of August, 15.30 – BBC 4 (and on Listen Again for a week afterwards).
Please watch the video, as Bill can explain politics better than politicians can, but also watch him talk about what is next which is:
Being a warrior mouse in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
Being the minister of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part I and II)
Hat tip to Ashley!
Bill Nighy has also been cast for Chalet Girl a rom com.
Good times are ahead for Nighy fans!
More than 50 charities are supporting a UK campaign to levy a Tobin tax on transactions between financial institutions, which can be used to help fight poverty, protect public services and tackle climate change.
The campaign will be launched today with an online promotional film written by Richard Curtis, the writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and starring Bill Nighy.
More about the campaign on the Independent website.
And do check the official website: Robinhood tax.